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Advice on finding a contract manufacturer
Say I wanted to find a contract manufacturer that could build something with the complexity of an AVR Dragon (just for comparison - I'm not after that device). I intend to do the...
Wed. Jan 25, 2012 - 11:54 PM
Valid reason to use unions with embedded systems.
Unions are often used by clever programmers to create job security and non-portable programs. I've never actually had a good reason to use them in embedded systems. I've seen some...
Sat. Dec 17, 2011 - 08:59 PM
AVR Sleep mode and indicator LEDs
I was just messing with putting my AVR to sleep and I noted that an indicator LED did not turn off. Then I used my brain for a moment and thought, 'Well why would it?' But I also...
Thu. Nov 24, 2011 - 12:06 AM
Efficient button reading algorithm - best practice question.
Again I'm looking for advice on the most efficient algorithm or the best practice for accomplishing a task. In this case it is debouncing a set of push buttons and setting a bit...
Wed. Oct 26, 2011 - 11:43 PM
Best practice for getting the value of a bit field in a byte
And for another 'Best practice' query guaranteed to piss-off somebody... Let's say you want to get the value of a group of bits from a byte that you've divided up into fields such...
Wed. Oct 5, 2011 - 11:21 PM
My experience with PCBs from Iteadstudio China
Project: LCDNAV PCB - 8x2 LCD with 5 button navigator keypad. Sent Gerber files on 9/4/11 Received boards on 9/26/11 Cost $24.90 for 10 boards + $5.00 shipping registered mail...
Thu. Sep 29, 2011 - 12:48 AM
Best practice number rotation technique for C?
I searched to Hell and Gone for this and found as is often the case the best suggestion was from Dean Camera in the thread at: https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2...
Sat. Sep 17, 2011 - 08:25 PM
TortoiseSVN local doesn't match repository? [SOLVED]
I have a usart directory that shows the ! that indicates it is in synch with the repository, but it isn't since the repository doesn't contain the files in that directory. The...
Wed. Sep 14, 2011 - 07:56 PM
Caution when switching between input and output?
From an AVR datasheet: Quote:Switching Between Input and Output When switching between tri-state ({DDxn, PORTxn} = 0b00) and output high ({DDxn, PORTxn} = 0b11), an intermediate...
Sun. Aug 28, 2011 - 07:42 PM
Why would I want to toggle an input pin?
The data sheet says I can: Quote:Writing a logic one to PINxn toggles the value of PORTxn, independent on the value of DDRxn. Note that the SBI instruction can be used to toggle...
Sat. Aug 27, 2011 - 10:47 PM
Android Open Accessory - opinions?
So you hook an Android phone up to an Arduino and away you go. I've let this simmer for a few months but I keep thinking that this really may be the next big thing in embedded...
Tue. Aug 16, 2011 - 09:12 PM
AVRISP mkII clones - comments?
A friend asked if I could recommend: http://www.virtualvillage.com/re... I said that the usual comment on AVRFeaks is that the clones weren't worth the risk especially since the...
Sun. Aug 14, 2011 - 06:59 PM

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